I am so excited to welcome Blair from The Seasoned Mom. Blair was a Melrose Family contributor for some time in 2015 and her recipes always had us pinning away. Be sure to stop by and enter to win the Blendtec 725 Blender that she is giving away! As well as check out Cupcakes & Kale Chips for some Healthy Snacks or Love Bakes Good Cakes for some Healthy Meal Ideas for our #EatHealthy16 Series.
These thick, soft, and chewy Healthy Trail Mix Cookies are a nutritious way to curb that sweet tooth! Loaded with whole grains, nuts, seeds, and fruit, these cookies are perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert — and best of all, my kids cannot get enough of them!
Healthy Trail Mix Cookies
Hi, friends! It’s Blair from The Seasoned Mom and I’m so excited to be visiting Jenny’s blog with another tasty recipe to share!
Here we are at the start of another New Year. That means that many of us have set goals for a balanced lifestyle, including exercising more and eating a healthier diet. That said, there is ALWAYS room for a sweet treat!
I’m happy to report that these cookies are The Real Deal. They will NOT disappoint! Because really, what’s the point in preparing a healthy dessert if it tastes like cardboard, nobody wants to eat it, and you’re left scrounging through the cabinets for that last remaining bite of holiday chocolate?
My 2, 4, and 6-year-old boys LOVE these cookies. Like, love them so much that an entire batch disappears in a matter of days! I even let the kids have a few of them for breakfast with a tall glass of milk, and I am satisfied knowing that the kids are fueling their bodies with wholesome super foods like nuts, seeds, oats, and blueberries. The boys just think that they’re getting a treat (and I’m not about to spill the beans and let them in on my little secret)!
I hope that you will give this recipe a try! It’s the best of all worlds — a sweet gem that also happens to be incredibly good for your body. Clean eating desserts that actually taste GOOD can be hard to come by, and this one’s a keeper!
The cookies also freeze well, so they’re a nice make-ahead option for busy weekday breakfasts, on-the-go snacks, or late-night cookie cravings!
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- ¾ cup melted coconut oil (can substitute butter if preferred)
- 1 cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 ½ cups nuts, chopped (I like almonds, pecans, or walnuts)
- 2 cups raisins, dried cranberries, or other similar dried fruit (I also like dried blueberries)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together oil and honey. Add eggs, salt, and vanilla.
- Slowly add baking powder, flour, and oats. Mix until just combined.
- Stir in seeds, nuts, and dried fruit.
- Drop by tablespoonsful onto a cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes, or until just golden brown. Cool on wire rack and then store in airtight containers. Enjoy!
Along with this quick and easy recipe, I’m also sharing a giveaway for a chance to win a Blendtec. You can enter the giveaway HERE so be sure to enter to win!
Looking for other healthier ways to satisfy that sweet tooth? Check out these other tasty options:
On her blog The Seasoned Mom, Blair Lonergan documents her life with her husband and three boys in Central Virginia’s Piedmont countryside. She shares the simple activities that entertain her little ones, as well as the easy, nutritious, and family-friendly recipes that her kids devour!